There's lots of question marks surrounding the Vancouver Canucks. 

Everybody thought the team was in rebuild mode but they continue to sign older players to heavy contracts like Antoine Roussel, Jay Beagle, Tyler Myers and Jordie Benn. 

The team only has $5million in cap space and still need to sign young star Brock Boeser as he sits as a restricted free agent. 

To make some room for Boeser, the team is trying to move one of their heavy contracts and it shouldn't be a problem since the player has asked for a trade. 

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports that Loui Eriksson has asked for a trade and the Canucks are trying to move him. 

However Eriksson has a full no trade clause and according to Friedman isn't helping the Canucks with it, the situation has become so tense that the Canucks are threatening to send him to the AHL if he doesn't become more flexible. 

The 34 year old's production has steadily declined since joining the Canucks. 

Eriksson scored a career high 30 goals during his last season in Boston but has failed to score more than 11 goals in his three seasons in Vancouver. 


Source: Elliotte Friedman